November 26, 2009 by Paul Curtin
I can’t figure out what Naughty Dog loves more, its fans or the holidays. After releasing Uncharted 2 only one month ago back in October, Naughty Dog has been hard at work improving the game with patches and creating new content for future releases.
During the Halloween weekend, Naughty Dog gave Uncharted 2 players free skeleton skins and double XP rewards for multiplayer. Now for Thanksgiving, Naughty Dog is going above and beyond by not only giving fans free Doughnut Drake and Lazarevic skins and double XP for multiplayer, but also releasing leaderboards and a FREE multiplayer map. That’s right, I said FREE DLC, something that is rare in today’s economy. I can’t wait to see what they give out on Christmas.
The new map is called “The Fort” and is a throwback map – it’s based on the “Fortress” chapter of UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune. The Fort is a long rectangular map with wide open spaces and excellent flank routes. Can’t take on the enemy head on? Take the tunnels into the basement to get behind the opposing team. There is a shotgun in the center of the map, but look out for people climbing up from below to pull you to your doom. Pay attention to the side room in the crypt, there is an RPG that is ripe for the taking.
“The Fort” will be available in all Competitive Playlists and the Co-op Arena Playlist!
Check out a video flythrough of “The Fort” embedded below.
In addition, we’ve added a couple new features to the Multiplayer menu – Leaderboards and a player card. You will be able to check out how you stack up against your friends or where you stand on the Global stats in the following real-time Leaderboards:
* Competitive Wins